Can u please translate this sentence?

And please tell me what language is it?

I find it written in a piece of old paper in the warehouse behind a church:

Gesù cade la prima, sotto la croce.

There is a word after the "prima", but I can`t read it....

Thanks, and Merry Christmas

Update:

I know that it is not Spanish!!

I do speak Spanish!!!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Jesus falls the first <time>, under the cross

    From the Third Station of the Cross

    The word after prima is most likely "volta" (time)

    Italian/Latin

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I would bet the whole sentence would be:

    "Gesu cade la prima 'volta', sotto la croce"

    This is Italian and means:

    Jesus fell for the first time, under the cross

    I'm not sure it's appropriate to get this far ahead at the time Christians celebrate the Child's birth, but anyway....

    Takes all kinds. Merry Christmas

  • 1 decade ago

    This is Italian. It sounds like the words may come from a description of the 'stations of the cross', which has to do with the procession to his crucifiction. If that is the case, the missing word is probably a number in Italian.

    Here is a translation of the words you listed:

    Jesus falls before, under the cross.

    Try babelfish (see below) and you may be able to identify the missing word by translating "first", "second", etc. from English to Italian, and comparing the results to what you found written.

    If the word is luago, (first), then this is about the first time he fell under the cross, which is the 3rd station of the cross.

  • 1 decade ago

    It`s Italian.

    Gesu` = Jesus

    cade(re) = to fall

    la prima = the first

    sotto = under

    la croce = the cross

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  • this maybe italian, or portugess, please do not quote me but i think i may be talking about some one being the first to fall from a cross. you can try one of the free translation site to see what you come up with

  • 1 decade ago

    I DONT THINK ITS SPANISH SO IT MUST BE EITHER ITALIAN ,PORTUGUESE OR LATIN LA PRIMA IS THE FIRST OR BEST OR NUMBER ONE

  • Dee
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    im about as stumped as you are on this one.... sorry. goodluck!

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